WEEDS are every keen gardeners worst nightmare.

They can take over your lush green space and are near impossible to get rid of once they take a hold.

It turns out weeds might actually be as bad as you think, and there are even some that are good for your garden.

According to the pros at Tenth Acre Farm, weeds have loads of benefits for your soil.

They can protect it from harsh weather conditions, as well as fertilising it and condition it.

the gardening experts say: "They provide channels for rain and air to penetrate.

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"Decaying roots also create tunnels for worms and other beneficial soil microbes. "

Broadleaf Plantain (Plantago major)

The pros say: "Plantain benefits the soil if left to grow and die back on its own.

"For a tidier garden, cut the leaves back monthly and tuck them under the mulch, or lay them on top of the soil to naturally decompose."

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Chickweed (Stellaria media)

Chickweed is another weed that might not be as bad for your blooms as you think.

But the weed can actually be pretty helpful, since it's growth can point to bigger issues with your soil.

"Chickweed attracts pollinators searching for nectar in the spring and early summer," the pros add.

Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album)

The gardening guru's explained: "Lamb’s quarters will benefit the soil if left to grow and die back on their own.

"However, one plant can set over 75,000 seeds!"

The idea is that "overtime the weed will improve the soil's quality."

White Clover (Trifolium repens)

This weed can be a great indicator that your land is lacking nitrogen.

The pros explained: "Nitrogen is necessary for plant growth, and clover helps to convert nitrogen into a useable form for neighbouring crops."

it's also perfect for attracting insects like ladybirds and other insects, as well as providing needed shelter for "parasitoid wasps, spiders, and ground beetles."

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

One of the better known weeds, dandelions aren't as bad as they may seem, in fact they may be one of the most beneficial weeds out there.

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They're especially great for soil, "deep roots are said to accumulate potassium, phosphorus, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, and silicon while loosening the soil."

They also attract loads of different insects and even have edible leaves, roots and flowers.

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